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Living Unconventionally

Chris Pyak interviews courageous people that have been able to ditch their traditional lives and desk jobs to chase their passions all over the world. The topics covered include travel stories, the best ways to find travel deals, how living in an unconventional way has improved their lives, how they fund their travels, how to make money on the road, and advice for those wanting to ditch their desk as well. 956258
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Sep 3, 2018

James Ritchie has a unique skill: Wherever he goes he builds deep relationships - and does so fast. I asked James to share his best practices... ...and what they have to do with washing your car in the jungle of Papua New Guinea.

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Aug 27, 2018

Still on holiday, Chris isn’t leaving you high and dry this week. Catch this mini-sode for a chance to win one of three copies of Chris’ book, How to Win Jobs and Influence Germans! Listen for your chance to win and get more info on the book here: 

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Aug 20, 2018

East and West. Free World and Soviet Union. Europe and Asia. Chris and Evgenia grew up in completely different worlds - but they still found each other while traveling the world. This a love story. Join the Living Unconventionally facebook group: www.livingunconventionally.com/facebook

Aug 13, 2018

Jörg Kleis wants everyone to rethink the stereotypical narrative of Africa. His mission is to create brain circulation by creating opportunities for skilled people across nations and he co-founded AfricaWorks to help African graduates from German universities to find jobs in Africa, as well as within Germany.

He has experienced many perspective shifts in his work and travel to Africa over the last 10 years. In this week’s episode, Jörg shares his early origins as a Law student and how he transitioned into a backpacking, baby-holding, trespassing, lone wanderer with a passion for changing how Africa and Africans are seen by the world.

 

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Aug 6, 2018

When you imagine a 70s alt-rock band, what comes to mind? Sold out gigs, screaming fans, and decadence, maybe? Those were the dreams of our guest today, Aleksandr "Sasha" Zilkov, when he was growing up in Russia. He quit university and decided to grab life by the horns. But, things didn’t quite turn out how he expected.

This week we explore the exciting life of a musician and successful YouTuber. Sasha has played in wedding bands, arranged music for pop stars and has grown to over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. We’ll visit the music scene in Moscow and talk about how he built his unconventional life from the ground up.

 

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Jul 30, 2018

This week we’re doing something a little bit different. Instead of hearing from someone already living an unconventional lifestyle, I coach Andrea Elibero, a member of the Living Unconventionally Community. Andrea shares her dreams of a location-independent lifestyle with us. This episode is for all the women who want to take the first step towards a location-independent lifestyle.

Andrea currently does clinical trials research and lives in Miami, Florida. She dreams of being a location-independent coach who’s able to spend unlimited time in the beautiful small towns of Italy. In this episode, I coach Andrea and as we explore her background, aspirations, and beliefs we uncover a path towards making her dreams a reality.

 

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Jul 23, 2018

Home can be beautiful when we discover it throught the eyes of a visitor. My guest Fiona Leonard is from Australia. She spend one year in the US covering the Obama administration, then moved to Ghana and finally to my home town: Düsseldorf in Germany. Join a trip of art & adventure. www.livingunconventionally.com/192

Jul 16, 2018

Mateo was nine years old. He was standing at a market place in La Paz when he found his calling. Join his adventure of entrepreneurship and travel with him from Bolivia to Australia and then to the most exotic places of all: Germany www.livingunconentionally.com/191

Jul 9, 2018

Meet the "Fairy from Prague", visit Scotland and find out why driving on the left side of the road can lead to unexpected detours.

Episode 190 is also the first episode with your new host: Chris Pyak.

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Jul 2, 2018

I'm baaaaaaack! (Sort of)

In this very special episode, I explain exactly what the heck is going with the show and introduce you to someone I'm very excited for you to meet.

 

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Jan 12, 2018

In this special, and final, episode of the podcast, I explain why I made the tough decision to have this be the last episode I release.

 

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Jan 10, 2018

Today I am continuing my conversation with Jessica and Will Sueiro, founders of World Towning. On Monday’s episode we heard about their transition out of their suburban life and into travelling. This time we are talking about their business that helps others get out into the world as well.

The pair clear up some misconceptions about working and travelling the world, announce new plans for the coming year, and explain why doing it yourself is often the best way to do it.

 

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Jan 8, 2018

This week’s guests are Jessica and Will Sueiro and they’re the founders of WorldTowning. The husband and wife duo have spent the past three years travelling the world with their two kids, after discovering the typical suburban life wasn’t for them. Since then, they have stayed in Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, and are now preparing to take an RV across Europe!

They’ve documented all their adventures on their YouTube channel, proving that the digital nomad lifestyle can be done with children. It hasn’t been easy, and they believe that being honest about the difficulties will help more people realize their dream lifestyle.

In this episode, Jessica and Will take us through their travel journey, how challenging it can be to get started, the importance of community, and how a dance troupe can be your gateway into a different culture.

 

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Dec 22, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm discussing six of the main lessons I learned about myself while spending nearly six weeks in Southeast Asia.

 

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Dec 20, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Kimberly from Professional Jetsetters. On Monday’s episode we heard about her own travels and, in this episode, she breaks down how she offers career coaching as it pertains to the travel industry.


The vast majority of my guests, and digital nomads in general, are freelancers or entrepreneurs. But, what if you have zero desire to start and run your own business? Can you have an amazing travel lifestyle while still earning a steady paycheck? Surprisingly, yes!


Kimberly talks about the common misconceptions about career in the travel industry, how she helps people find their dream travel job, and she gives us her top two tips for incorporating more travel into your existing corporate job.

 

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Dec 18, 2017

This week’s guest is Kimberly Ramsawak who is the Founder of Professional Jetsetter. Kimberly received her first passport at the age of six and her love for travel hasn’t left her in all the years since. She’s been fortunate enough to have a job that, at one point, saw her taking an international trip about once a month. However, after a couple of years of keeping up that pace with a toddler at home, she decided to start a travel-related business of her own.
In this episode, we talk about her extensive travels including the country she says to avoid if you’re not a beach person, the country a lot of people don’t like but that she can’t wait to return to, and the time she stayed in a haunted hotel in Australia!

 

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Dec 15, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm breaking down the week that I spent completely solo in Chiang Mai, Thailand; including how my attitude when I arrived in Thailand almost ruined my trip, how a funeral changed my perspective and made me have a more positive attitude, and how a song by Oasis led to one of the highlight of my entire time in Southeast Asia.

 

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Dec 13, 2017

Today I’m continuing my conversation with Robin Rodig from Robin Goes To and, if you’ve already listened to Part 1, you’ll know that after 16 fulfilling years in corporate Robin felt she needed to make a major change in the form for moving to Switzerland for several months. Our conversation today actually picks up with Robin talking about transition back into life in the states after realizing she didn’t want to go back to life she had before.

We’re also going to talk about how Robin is able to fund her travels with photography using only her iPad and iPhone and why she chooses to live out a suitcase even when she’s at home.

 

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Dec 11, 2017

This week's guest is Robin Rodig from Robin Goes To. After 16 fulfilling years at a corporate job Robin started to feel the stress of living a mundane life so she decided to move to Switzerland even though she had never taken a solo trip before.

In this episode we’re talking about what it was like living in Switzerland, why she now can’t imagine traveling with other people, her experience traveling to Antarctica, and some of her other favorite travel locations; including why Poland really stands out among all the places she been.

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Dec 8, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm breaking down the second half of my month in Bali, Indonesia; including a trip to Uluwatu where I was lucky enough to witness a cultural dance on the edge of a cliff with a backdrop of the ocean and sunset, what I loved about Bali, and what I didn't love about Bali.

 

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Dec 6, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Chelsea Glass; Founder of The Heart of Travel. In part one of my interview with Chelsea, we talked all about her travels and her experiences being a tour guide in Latin America. Today, we're talking about how she took that experience and created her own business around guided trips.

In this episode, we discuss how she gets clients, what she’s found most difficult about having her own business, what she wished she would’ve done before starting her business, her experience taking on a partner for her business after her mentor tragically passed away in an accident, what voluntourism is and why it needs to be thoroughly researched, and much more!

 

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Dec 4, 2017

This week's guest is Chelsea Glass. Chelsea began her travels with a 10-day trip to Guatemala at the age of 19 that ended up turning into her living there for three years. Today, Chelsea struggles between wanting to have some roots but still feeling that deep desire to travel and explore more of Latin America. We discuss that struggle in this episode and much more.

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Dec 1, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm breaking down the first half of my month in Bali, Indonesia; including a stop in the Middle East, a terrifying experience with Monkeys, my time in a city that is beloved by many of my guests but that I was less than impressed with, why I had to pack up in change hostels in the middle of the night, and my experience with an incompatible roommate.

 

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Nov 29, 2017

In this episode, I'm continuing my conversation with Ann Davis; the Founder of Venture with Impact. Ann reveals how she funded her travels to over 40 countries and how she was able to take multiple international trips while living in New York on a teacher's salary.

We also take a deep dive into her travel-related company and how she helps employees convince their companies to allow them to work remotely so they can take international trips while still receiving a paycheck.

 

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Nov 27, 2017

Ann Davis is the Founder of Venture with Impact. Ann has been to over 40 countries and specializes in travel that helps create a positive social impact.

In this episode, we're talking about the medical scare that changed her life, what volunteer travel is, the issues someone can encounter with voluntourism, and what country has a bad reputation but is the one Ann would recommend to people visiting Latin America for the first time.

 

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